Workshops and Presented Talks

Presenter. “The Angelina Effect: Rhetorically Re-framing Mastectomy as Cultural Phenomenon.” Sixty-eighth Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication.  Portland, OR.  March 2017.

Invited Workshop Leader and Consultant. Writing Across the Curriculum. Morgan State University, Baltimore Maryland. January 2017.

Presenter. “A Rhetorical Way to Escape Fate: Genetics, Breast Cancer, and Previvor Blogging.” Sixty-sixth Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication.  Tampa, FL.  March 2015.

Presenter. “”As A Mutant, I Have A Super Power”: The Rhetoric of the Breast Cancer Gene.” Western States Rhetoric and Literacy Conference.  Reno, Nevada.  November 2014.

Presenter: “Primary Documents and Investment in Writing Program Administration.” Conference of the Council of Writing Program Administrators.  Normal, Illinois.  July 2014.

Presenter:  “Opening our File Drawers: An Argument for Transparency in Writing Program Administration.” Sixty-fifth Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication.  Indianapolis, IN.  March 2014.

Presenter: “The Process of Publicity: A Model for Teaching Public Writing.” Sixty-fourth Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. March 2013.

Panel Chair and Presenter: “Laboratory Learning as 21st Century Pedagogy: Curriculum Revision from Multiple Perspectives.” Annual Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing. Binghamton, NY. March 2011.

Invited Speaker: “Writing Better Writing Prompts.” Southern Vermont College Faculty Development Day. Bennington, VT. January 2011.

Research Network Participant: “New Approaches to Teaching Researched Writing” Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis, MN. May 2010.

Presenter: “Persistence, Resistance, and Change: Rethinking Researched Writing” Sixty-first Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY. March 2010.

Invited Speaker. “Some Teachers’ Perspectives on Teaching Researched Writing,” URI Writing and Rhetoric Brown-bag Series. April 2009.

Research Forum Participant: “Persistence, Resistance and Change: Toward a Critical Praxis for Student Researched Writing,” Sixtieth Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. March 2009.

Presenter: “Blueprints for Rhetorical Genre Analysis: The Example of “The Research Paper.”” Hofstra University “Who Owns Writing” Rhetoric and Composition Conference. Hempstead, NY. October 2008.

Workshop Leader: “Plagiarism, Intellectual Property, and Academic Honesty.” University of Rhode Island Library and Office of International Students and Scholars. September 2008.

Panel Chair and Presenter: “Smackdown, Trashtalk, and Ballbusting: Identity and Community in Sports Fan Discourse.” Annual Conference of the SUNY Council on Writing. Stony Brook, NY. April 2008.

Panel Chair and Presenter: “Mapping Methodology in Writing Center Tutoring Research.” Northeast Writing Center Conference. Burlington, VT. April 2008.

Presenter: “The Postmodern Link: Multigenre Writing and Reality Television.” Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association National Conference. Boston, MA. April 2007.

Presenter: “Multigenre Writing and Critical Pedagogy.” University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference. Kingston, RI. March 2007.

Presenter: “‘Personally Speaking’ in History: The Historical Trajectory of Personal Experience in Academic Writing and its Future in Composition Studies.” Fifty-seventh Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. March 2006.

Presenter: “Alleviating Student Misconceptions: How Creative Writing Can Help First-Year Composition Students.” Southern Connecticut State Sixth Annual Graduate English Conference. New Haven, CT. April 2005.

Presenter: “Migration Poems.” Thirty-Sixth Annual College English Association Conference. Indianapolis, IN. March 2005.

Presenter: “Requiring Imagination: The Case for Required Creative Writing for First-Year College Students.” Stony Brook University Graduate Conference. New York, NY. February 2005.

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